Ice Hockey

**Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity**

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 10, 2000

Hudson Valley Community College's hockey team opens up the second half of the 2000-01 season with a home contest on Friday, January 12. The Vikings will host Erie Community College at the Conway Ice Arena, in the college's McDonough Sports Complex, at 3 p.m.

Hudson Valley (9-4) is in second-place in the Eastern Junior College Hockey League. Hudson Valley and Erie last met on November 18, with the Vikings winning the road contest, 7-4. The Vikings are led by goaltender Jason Vasco (CBA), who has a 2.13 goals against average, and forward Dean Vandervort (North Burlington, NJ), who has 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists).

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley Community College has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.